Sony Playstation Console (Original First Console PSX)
IMPORTANT: When Trading-in any console it must be a UK PAL version and fully working with the manufacturers guarantee security seal(s) intact. All items that are included when bought new must be present (not paperwork but controllers/TV cable/power leads/memory cards/stylus etc).
Any consoles sent to us without following the above guidelines may have their value reduced or may not be accepted at all (in which case they will be returned to the customer at their own expense or disposed of if the customer prefers).
The start of a new era
Released in Europe in September 1995, the original PlayStation (also known as the PS1 or PSX) was the first video game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the first in a line of home and handheld consoles boasting sales of over 430 million units worldwide in total. As one of the early systems to use CD-ROMs instead of cartridges, the PlayStation boasted great 3D graphics, sound, and memory for building vast games, and enjoyed a long lifespan which continued right through the PlayStation 2 era and even into that of the PlayStation 3.
In 2000, Sony launched a redesigned, 'slimmer' version of the console, known as the PSone, which sold over 28 million units worldwide. Ten years after its initial release, the PS1 became the first console to sell over 100 million units worldwide; sales of software for the platform extend past 950 million units worldwide.
Following its successful launch with games like Doom and Rayman, the PlayStation spawned a whole host of new franchises and top titles – the system revolutionised arcade-style 3D racing with Ridge Racer and Gran Turismo; it redefined the experience of fighting games with the still-running Tekken series; and it took action-adventure, puzzle, and stealth games to new heights with titles like Tomb Raider, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, and Metal Gear Solid.
Among the top new series were platforming giants Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon, while three of the most popular entries in the huge Final Fantasy franchise – VII, VIII, and IX – also saw their console releases exclusively on PlayStation. Sports fans were also covered, with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, FIFA, WWF, and Madden entries winning over gamers and critics alike.
- Home console developed by Sony and released in Europe in September 1995
- The first games console to sell over 100 million units (102.5 million worldwide)
- Launched key franchises such as Gran Turismo, Tekken, and Grand Theft Auto
- Also featured functionality for playing audio CDs, including shuffle and repeat
- The console was later redesigned and released in 2000 as the smaller PSone
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